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Late spurt comes up short for girls

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

You could say Nazareth had Parkland's number before the two teams met in Tuesday's District 11 4A girls basketball semifinal at William Allen High School's Sewards Gym, winning two of the three meetings this season.

The No. 3 seeded Trojans were itching to get back on the floor against the same Nazareth topped them for an LVC title less than two weeks ago.

And despite overcoming a double-digit deficit to start the fourth quarter and closing to within four points with 1:03 to...

Lizak hasn't needed long to reach 100 wins

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Ethan Lizak accomplished a great amount of success in wrestling, before he became an upperclassman. As a sophomore last year, Lizak won the individual district title at the 106 weight class, a year after coming runner-up as a freshman at 103.

Lizak would finish off his magical run last season with a state championship by defeating Michael Kemerer from Franklin Regional High School out of District 7 by a 4-2 decision.

Lizak joins three other teammates reaching the 100 win...

Divers dominate districts

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland Trojans were well represented on the medal stand at the District 11 Diving Championships this past weekend at Emmaus High School.

Parkland divers took six of the eight medals awarded, including sweeping all four spots on the medal stand on the boys side. In addition, Jacob Lenhart continued his streak of setting records and captured the Outstanding Diver Award for the meet.

Earlier this season, Lenhart set both the pool record and the Parkland school record with a...

Trojans top Easton for team title

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

If the dual meet season didn't supply Parkland's wrestling program with any championships, maybe the individual postseason can make up for that. A the District 11 touranment, he Trojans won the team title, crowned three champions and advanced 10 wrestlers to this weekend's Northeast Regional 3A tournament at Liberty.

Ethan Lizak (113), Josh Ortman (138) and Nezar Haddad (182) all came away with championships, as Parkland advanced five wrestlers into the championship round - tying with...

Robertson, Krause pile up accolades

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Parkland senior volleyball players Kelly Robertson and Taylor Krause both continued to pile up postseason honors after another successful season.

The Trojans' Penn State-bound duo were both recently named third team All-Americans by Volleyball Magazine and were also named Prep Volleyball All-Americans for the second time in their careers.

The awards make Robertson and Krause the most decorated high school girls volleyball players ever in the Lehigh Valley, according to Parkland...

Record-setting Lenhart has raised the bar for boys divers

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It wasn't that long ago that Jacob Lenhart set both the Parkland pool record and school record for scoring in a six-dive meet against Allen when he registered a score of 326.55 during the regular season.

Last weekend, Lenhart went a step further and captured both records again, this time in an 11-dive meet during the Lehigh Valley Conference Championships. Obviously, the record-setting performance was good enough to make Lenhart the LVC champion with a score of 496 and send him into...

Spence keeps girls program on track

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

In his fourth season as head coach, Wes Spence has led the Parkland girls basketball program to four straight trips to the District 11 tournament, and last Friday night, their first LVC final since the 2006-07 season.

The late Patti Heffner was the coach of that team, and had brought the Trojans back to prominence after some down years, winning a state title in 2005-06.

Spence has done his part to keep Parkland near the top, but he believes his job was made easier because of...

Hunt continues for LVC boys crown

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Friday night was an opportunity for the Parkland boys basketball team to make history.

After defeating Freedom in overtime two days earlier in the LVC semifinals, the Trojans were on the brink of becoming the first boys basketball team in Parkland history to win a LVC crown with Liberty awaiting in the title game.

Instead, the Hurricanes jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead that was too much for the Trojans to overcome, leaving Parkland as one of five current teams without a...

Swimming is best of both worlds for Nagle

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Student-athlete is a term that's often written off or overlooked.

Fans of sport sometimes forget that these athletes must meet certain academic credentials to compete. Harris Nagle reminds everyone how important sports and academics are to be used in unison.

"The hard work that you put into swimming helps in your school work as well," Nagle said. "I think swimming is a sport that adds balance to your whole life in general."

The senior captain has brought a positive...

PIAA NOTEBOOK PIAA Board needs to act soon on heat issues

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Rod Frisco Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the debate over the length of the PIAA football season long in the rearview mirror, it would seem that football is status quo at the PIAA Board of Directors level.

It is not.

The PIAA Board is currently embroiled in a discussion - some might call it a battle - over how to handle a proposed heat acclimatization program that, no matter how it is implemented, will greatly affect the start of the football practice.

Prompted by concerns from the PIAA's Sports Medicine...